2009PJ Shows

October 28, 2009 Wachovia Spectrum – Philadelphia, PA

Show Notes

Welcome to night 2 of the band’s historic four-night run to close the Spectrum. It also happens to coincide with the first game of the 2009 World Series between the hometown Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees. The combination of these two huge events created a palpable sense of excitement in the air. The band takes advantage of that by coming to the stage again with their “Rocky” intro before ripping through the first few songs, including an unusual opener, “Animal”. After “World Wide Suicide”, Ed greets the crowd with a “Good evening, Philadelphia! Nice to have you here on the Spectrum countdown as we try to end this thing in fashion.” It doesn’t take long for Ed to mention the baseball game and introduce the Philly crowd to “the score card lady”! The crowd erupts at the sight of Vegas-dressed woman prancing across the stage with a scorecard of the game, in this case, an early lead for the Phillies. Some really random songs make an appearance during the main set, including “Evacuation”, a messed-up and quickly-stopped “Come Back” and a rare appearance by “No Way” which sounds amazing and as if the band had been playing it for years! McCready is the hero of the first set, first with his transcendent lead work on “NAIS” and then he just absolutely shreds “1/2 Full” with Ed barking and howling the lyrics with even more intensity than usual. Mike Ness (Social Distortion) joins the band for “Down”, trading verses with Ed. Chants of “RRAAAUUULL” erupt before “Wishlist” in honor of the band’s friend (and Phillies player) Raul Ibanez. Ed changes one of the lines in “Wishlist” to “I wish I was a sailor with someone who waited for me…I was I was the one who beat the Yankees!” Other Phillies dedications includes “Given to Fly” (for Shane Victorino) and first set closer “Save You” for Phillies relief pitcher, Brad Lidge. The string quartet joined Ed for a beautiful, breezy version of “Just Breathe” before Ed challenged the musicians to “try to follow me on this one, fuckers!” leading to “Lukin”. “Speed of Sound” makes its debut and goes well, after only one false start! The crowd reaction to “Push Me, Pull Me” is surprisingly loud given that the song hasn’t been played live in its entirety since September 19, 1998! At the start of the second encore, Ed talks about the history of the Spectrum, about Dr. J “playing on this floor, showing us what it was to rise, bring yourself up to another level”. Lots of love for the city of Philadelphia tonight, obviously. Crowd carries entire first verse/chorus of “Betterman” leading Ed to remark, “That was fucking beautiful!” Before a brief “Save it for Later” tag, Ed again talks about the upcoming demolition: “They’re gonna take a wrecking ball to this fucking place…I say, Let’s start the destruction! Let’s raise the roof on this place! They’ll be thankful.” Ed seems really into “The Real Me”, saying that The Who had played it here in 1973. Before “Ledbetter”, Ed gets in one more reference to the baseball game, telling the roaring crowd, “Good luck tomorrow,…kick their fucking asses! (meaning the Yankees)”. McCready’s “Ledbetter” solo includes a snippet of “Little Wing”. Overall, the show is quick and powerful. A setlist that looks odd on paper translated into a great night in Philadelphia, with the rare songs sounding like nightly standards. Great crowd, great energy. After one day off, the band will be back for two more magical nights to close down the Spectrum.
Notes provided by: Twofeetthick

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Pearl Jam
October 28, 2009
Wachovia Spectrum
Philadelphia, PA
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main set
01. -Spectrum Farewell/Rocky Theme Intro-
02. Animal
03. All Night
04. World Wide Suicide
05. -World Series update-
06. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
07. I Am Mine
08. Johnny Guitar
09. Nothing As It Seems
10. Gone
11. Evacuation
12. Even Flow
13. -World Series update/Come Back intro-
14. No Way
15. 1/2 Full
16. Down (1)
17. Wishlist (2)
18. Grievance
19. Given To Fly
20. The Fixer
21. Save You
22. -first encore break-
encore one
01. -EV banter-
02. Just Breathe (3)
03. Lukin (3)
04. Speed Of Sound (4)
05. Push Me, Pull Me (5)
06. Garden
07. Blood
encore two
01. -second encore break/EV banter-
02. Last Kiss (Cochran) (2)
03. Wasted Reprise
04. Better Man/Save It For Later
05. The Real Me (Townshend)
06. Porch
07. Yellow Ledbetter
NOTES
(1) With Mike Ness (vocals) and Jonny “2 Bags” Wickersham (guitar) of Social Distortion
(2) With RAUUUUUUUL chants
(3) Accompanied by a local Philadelphia string quartet
(4) First time played
(5) Last time played 09/19/98

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